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DBEDT Releases Report on Honolulu Consumer SpendingPosted on April 25, 2016 in NewsExpenditures
DBEDT released a report today that provides data and analysis on spending patterns of Honolulu households during the 2013-2014 period. The “Honolulu Consumer Spending” report summarizes data obtained through household surveys conducted by DBEDT in 2014 and 2015.
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State Honors Businesses and Events for Green PracticesPosted on April 22, 2016 in NewsGreen Business Program
State Energy Office -- The state honored 16 businesses and five events today for their innovative work to conserve energy and implement sustainable practices that will protect the environment and help Hawaii meet its clean energy goals.
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DBEDT Solicits Services to Create a Broadband Infrastructure Public-Private PartnershipPosted on April 20, 2016 in NewsDBEDT
DBEDT is working to increase the state’s broadband capacity and speeds to meet the growing needs of the people who choose to live and work in Hawaii.
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DBEDT Releases Report on Non-English Speaking Population in HawaiiPosted on April 14, 2016 in NewsResearch & Economic Analysis Division
DBEDT released a report today that examines the non-English speaking population in Hawaii based on data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau from 2010 to 2014.
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Creative Lab Hawaii Accelerator Program Begins Its 2016 SeasonPosted on March 14, 2016 in NewsCreative Lab Hawaii
DBEDT's Creative Industries Division (CID) announces the start of its Creative Lab Hawaii Accelerator Program (CLH Program). The CLH Program is composed of three separate modules: Immersive Programs, Ideation Workshops, and Public Programs.
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Take Your Entertainment Idea to Hollywood at Ideation WeekendPosted on March 7, 2016 in NewsCreative Industries Hawaii
DBEDT's Creative Industries Division (CID) announces a workshop to teach individuals with innovative ideas about how to maximize opportunities in the media marketplace.
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New Funding Opportunities to Boost Hawaii’s Manufacturing and Innovation SectorsPosted on March 4, 2016 in NewsHigh Technology Development Corp.
The High Technology Development Corporation (HTDC) announces three new matching grant fund programs to grow the manufacturing and innovation sectors in Hawaii.
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New Report Highlights the Success of HI Growth InitiativePosted on February 23, 2016 in NewsHiGrowth Initiative
A new report shows that a state investment program run by the Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation (HSDC), an attached agency of the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT), has successfully jumpstarted Hawaii's startup ecosystem.
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New $6.8 Million Waste to Energy System UnveiledPosted on February 19, 2016 in NewsHawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies
The High Technology Development Corporation’s (HTDC) Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies (HCATT) sponsored a demonstration of a $6.8 million renewable and clean, waste to energy generating system today.
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DBEDT Keeps Hawaii Economic Growth Forecast UnchangedPosted on February 11, 2016 in NewsQuarterly Statistical & Economic Report
DBEDT released its first quarter 2016 Statistical and Economic Report. In the Economic Outlook section of the report, DBEDT keeps Hawaii economic growth rates unchanged from the previous forecast with Hawaii Gross Domestic Product growth at 2.3 percent in 2016 and 2.4 percent in 2017.
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